FORE BUSINESS PARK – Investment proposals

On Tuesday I and fellow ward councillor Alex Insley attended Monkspath J&I School where IM Properties held a drop-in consultation event regarding their proposals for the development of new business units on the Fore Business Park, off Stratford Road, Monkspath (behind Tesco/Notcutts).


There are two existing offices on the business park and there already exists planning permission for another two units. IM Properties anticipate submitting a planning application for one additional office accommodation and ancillary units.

The attached link presents the Consultation Boards that were presented on Tuesday. These boards provide the context as to what is proposed and a link for you to make comments: . A hard copy can be printed off directly from here: IM-Properties-Fore-Business-Park

IM design

This is a prime investment in the borough by a global developer who intend to use the premises shown above as their new UK Headquarters. We do though need to ensure interests of the residents of Monkspath are catered for within the proposals and measures taken to limit/improve environment aspects. I am pretty sure IM Properties will meet our requirements but I would certainly like to hear YOUR views. If you live or use this area, what are your thoughts? Do you have concerns that are not answered so far?

Moving forward, we can expect a formal planning application to be submitted in due course. This is where the precise detail and the finer points will be given; the devil is always in the detail.



4 thoughts on “FORE BUSINESS PARK – Investment proposals

  1. Do we really need more offices. Blythe valley was a white elephant. Couldn’t make meeting just out,of hospital

  2. The M42 corridor is seen as one of the economic jewels in the crown for both Solihull and the region. In fact, Blythe Valley Park, which is also owned by IM Properties has had a substantial regeneration since they took ownership a year or so ago. Already there is work going on building a new unit, with another 6 either having planning permission or at the submission stage. Many big companies are moving onto BVP.

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